Iroquois

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Iroquois

  1. 1. The Iroquois Confederacy
  2. 2. The Confederacy <ul><li>Mohawk </li></ul><ul><li>Oneida </li></ul><ul><li>Onondaga </li></ul><ul><li>Cayuga </li></ul><ul><li>Seneca </li></ul><ul><li>Later…the Tuscaroras </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Northeast United States </li></ul><ul><li>New York State </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Woodlands cultural area </li></ul>
  4. 4. Culture <ul><li>Hunters, gatherers, fishermen, farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Grew corn, beans, and squash=“The Three Sisters” </li></ul><ul><li>No formal writing system </li></ul><ul><li>Used Wampum=Shell/bead belts “read” to tell a story </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Lived in the “Long House” </li></ul><ul><li>About 150ft long and 20ft wide </li></ul><ul><li>Sachem – tribal chief </li></ul>
  6. 6. 6 Nations

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